BLACKBURN with Darwen Council's libraries have given details of their celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

In the days leading up to the national festivities, themed fun days are set to take place including story times, making cardboard crowns and bunting and a reminiscence session.

Pendle Productions' The Storytellers Theatre Co. will bring Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece Alice Through the Looking Glass to life at Blackburn Central Library and Darwen Library

Darwen Library will be taking part in a regional programme of events called ‘Jubilation’ along with 21 other libraries across the North West.

Artist Thomas Daniel Byrne has been commissioned to bring a ‘Jubilation Station’ to each participating library where customers can sit and talk/write/share their stories throughout the day.

Thomas will also run a one-hour creative writing workshop at Darwen library.

The stories submitted will be compiled into a ‘Book of Jubilations’, a hard copy of which will later be made available from Darwen Library as well as digital copies being available to download.

Library Services Manager Adele Karwat said: "Blackburn with Darwen libraries are very excited to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With celebrations taking place nationally it feels a fitting tribute from our end to host a range of family events which can be enjoyed by everyone.

"We’re especially pleased to welcome back The Storytellers Theatre Co. who will be performing Alice Through the Looking Glass, live at both Blackburn Library and Darwen Library and promises to be a highlight of our Jubilee programme."

All the borough's libraries will be closed on the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays on Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3.